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Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,229edit 11:09, 4 May 2018 (UTC)

(I have edited this topic a little from its original version)
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
08:16, 10 May 2018 (UTC)
Should we add a rejected topics section so that we know which ones to archive?
12944qwerty Logo.png 12944qwerty  Talk  Contribs  Scratch  22:51, 18 February 2019 (UTC)
Done.
Updated the list as the author.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,229edit 09:36, 8 April 2019 (UTC)
Updated!
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,229edit 10:43, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
Updated.
Logo of Apple502j.jpg Apple502j Talk/Activities 2,229edit 14:16, 19 October 2020 (UTC)

Logging server faults

No Never Done

See dedicated subpage
Kenny2scratch logo.jpg kenny2scratch  Talk  Contribs  Directory 
09:38, 4 July 2020 (UTC)

March Featured Images

No Not done

Hello everyone! It's time to decide on featured images for March. If you have any suggestions, please leave them below.

What can I suggest?

You can suggest any image(s) on the English Scratch Wiki that have not been featured previously.

How do I tell if an image has already been featured?

It will have the {{featured}} template on it, shown as a star icon in the top right corner of the image page.

Is there a limit to the number of images I can suggest?

No. However, please don't suggest too many... :P
Bigpuppy Logo.png bigpuppy talk ▪︎ contribs 02:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)

404-Giga.png
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 04:06, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
Scratch 2 Sprite Icon Info.png
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 01:58, 3 February 2021 (UTC)
Note: We need to indicate that it's from Scratch 2.0 for the second image.
Ahmetlii logo.gif ahmetlii  Talk  Contributions  Directory 
21:05, 16 February 2021 (UTC)
3.0 Clean Up feature.png
Leahcimto scratch profile picture.png leahcimto talkcontribsprofile 23:41, 20 February 2021 (UTC)
Surprisebutton.PNG
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 17:56, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
About Me and What I'm Working On.PNG
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 02:00, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

How do elections work?

So, I'm a bit confused about the Scratch Wiki elections. How do people vote? How is it decided when to hold them?
Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 23:12, 20 February 2021 (UTC)

See this page for a lot more information about elections. Here is a very brief overview:
Elections are held on an as-needed basis and there is no regular schedule. The need is determined collectively by the existing EW+ by asking ourselves if the active EW+ we have now is sufficient to keep everything running smoothly or if we think we need additional people to help us out. We also bear in mind that holding an election is often a weekslong distraction from actual article editing, so we try not to have elections more often than we have to.
People vote on an external site that allows you to log in with your Wiki credentials to cast a vote. You rank the candidates from first to last, and then whichever candidate has the best average ranking wins (we usually select the top two).
When we do hold an election, we announce on the Community Portal (i.e. here) well in advance letting people know about the dates everything will happen. Then we will allow candidates to nominate themselves, and once nominations close the existing EW+ will look over the list and determine who we think should run. Then the selected candidates will write speeches, and then people will vote.
We do not have any plans to host an election in the near future.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:33, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

json Editing

Many pages have similar instructions on how to access the json inside sb3 and sprite3 files:

Page Steps Taught
Making Invisible Code extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
Hidden Blocks extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
JSON Tutorial extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
Scratch Lab#Custom Fonts extracting, opening, editing and recompressing
Layer (value)#Viewing the Specific Layer Value extracting, opening
How to Save a Project#Uploading a Project extracting, opening
Exporting and Importing#Scripts extracting, opening
Scratch File Format#Project Files extracting

This could be simplified by using templates with instructions for each step, so maybe such templates should be created.
Mlcreater (talk | contribs) 01:50, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Thankful Thursday! February 25th, 2021

Welcome to the 36th Thankful Thursday! February 25th, 2021.

What is Thankful Thursday?

Thankful Thursday is a way of showing appreciation to other Wikians. Feel free to congratulate someone for finishing a large page, or even just give minor thanks for a minor edit. Just remember to keep everything positive! :)

How to Thank

We have a whole wiki page on it! :D You can find it here: Thankful Thursday


Thanks

The Thanks are *drum roll please*

User Thanks
jvvg (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks so much for the background work you do, from reviewing account requests to making sure our servers are in top shape to combating vandalism; I honestly don't know what the wiki would be without you.
    Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (608) | directory 15:31, 2 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for all of your help on the wiki
    Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
  • Thanks for everything you do behind the scenes on the wiki. It is amazing to look at the patrol logs and how many revisions you patrol, how many users create, and wikimonitor.
    Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 18:37, 21 February 2021 (UTC)
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for all your help with cleaning up the grammar!
    jvvg (talk | contribs) 02:39, 4 February 2021 (UTC)
bigpuppy (talk | contribs)
4096bits (talk | contribs)
  • Thanks for all of your contributions to the wiki
    Jackson49 (talk | contribs) 04:01, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
mlcreater (talk | contribs)
  • Thank you for fixing all those broken links!
    jvvg (talk | contribs) 03:05, 22 February 2021 (UTC)
There are many more people on this wiki who deserve these comments just as much as those who received them. :) Everyone is special and brings their own ideas. The more of us there are, the better the community spirit. Sadly, I must sign off now-
Makethebrainhappy (talk | contribs) 01:06, 13 June 2018 (UTC)


The next TT is, March 25th, 2021 see you then!
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

No Not done
Jakel181 (talk | contribs) 12:22, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

How are "April Fools pages" made?

Yes Done As that some pages have "April Fools Pages", I'm curious on making one. I am not sure how to make one. And I am curious on can I, as a new Wikian or even an Wikian, can make such a page. Do I need to be an Admin or EW? If I can make one, please inform me on the process. If I cannot, in what stage of Wikian do I have to be to make one? Thanks.
MitFieldatdawn (talk | contribs) 08:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Any user can create an April Fools page. To make one, create a subpage of Scratch Wiki:April Fools, although AF pages must be corresponding to a page on the Scratch Wiki which is not a redirect or disallowed (see the link earlier in this reply to find the link to the list).
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 09:43, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
I also just want to add that we do have some rules for April Fools' pages (in the link in Jammum's reply), please make sure to read them before creating the page.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 21:47, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Oh, I see that. So should I do something in the title that tells people it's for "that" page?
MitFieldatdawn (talk | contribs) 08:14, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
At the top of every April Fools page, add the {{AF}} template on it. It will mention the corresponding article for an AF page and adds a category to those joke pages.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:46, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Thumbnail issue has been (mostly) resolved

Hi everyone,

We have had an issue for a while where large files were causing the thumbnail generator to crash. I think I have resolved the issue, and have spot-checked large files I'm aware of and they seem to have properly-generated thumbnails.

Note that the existing policies about filesize are not changing, at least for now. Files larger than 200KB and larger than 1920x1080 (or equivalent number of pixels in a different aspect ratio) will still be blocked, as generating thumbnails for large images still has the potential to slow down the server and also cause issues for users with slow internet connections. Everyone is also still expected to compress images prior to uploading.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 22:43, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Can't log in to scratch

I tried to log into scratch this morning and this came up: Sorry, we've had to block all access from your network because it was used to break our community guidelines. The people in charge of the network may contact us at appeals@scratch.mit.edu (case #1534971173) for details.

I have absolutely no idea why this as I have not had any warnings from the scratch team in the last 5 months approx and as far as I know I have not done anything to break the community guidelines! What do I do because I am clueless? HELP!
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 09:19, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

I believe it is an Ip ban bug but if anyone sees anything that I could have done can you let me know? Thanks.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 10:11, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Someone else broke the CGs probably
Lovecodeabc Links: talk (new topic) | contribs (608) | directory 13:44, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
It says under Ip Bans that bugs have been reported about users getting ip banned unexpectedly for no reason.
Dogsmakemehappy (talk | contribs) 13:48, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! I just hope I can log into scratch soon!
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 14:18, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

Hide 'Save changes' in the editor until Show Preview is clicked

This might not be possible, but I think the Save Changes button in the editor should be hidden until Show preview is clicked. If this is possible, this would decrease WikiMonitor warnings for editing too many times.

Apart from the possibility of this being a major problem, some users might be confused that the button is missing.
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 18:04, 2 March 2021 (UTC)

I think it is a good idea but I'm not sure if the change would be 100% necessary. There are some downsides but if someone thinks of a solution to those minor problems, then I think it is a very good idea.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 09:05, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
I've just had an idea. Well, one of the problems you said was that some users may be confused if the button is missing. Maybe, if it's possible, the button could still be there but not able to be clicked on until show preview is clicked. That way, users would still be able to see the button but not be able to press it.
Filmlover12 Icon 2.png Filmlover12 Talk Contribs Scratch 15:17, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Featured Images

No Not done I noticed that recently, the "Featured Images" are not changing. Is there a problem?
MitFieldatdawn (talk | contribs) 11:59, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

No, just nobody has bothered changing them.
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:22, 3 March 2021 (UTC)

Remove full name from a deletion log entry

On the deletion log entry for Xanderbeee, a full name is given on the preview of what the now-deleted article contained. Part of the entry's description needs to be removed.

(Also, would this belong in the Admin Requests rather than the main Community Portal?)
Jammum Icon.png Jammum (💬 Talk - ✍️ Contribs - 🐱 Scratch) 08:42, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

I don't know what entry you're pointing to. Could you please be more specific? (If you wish this to be private, you can submit this in a revision report - if you can't report the exact revision, report a random revision and include the link).
jvvg (talk | contribs) 16:28, 4 March 2021 (UTC)